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    Re: Mindfulness FREE on the NHS!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PanchoGoz View Post
    What problems did you have with it Chester? If you want to chat about it I'm happy to as I and some others have made great changes with it
    I'm not sure about it as "a therapy" though...mindfulness can't be approached with the view to fixing oneself. You have to be open-minded and shed the baggage of anxiety first.
    I just couldn't relax enough. I loved the idea of letting it all flow and thoughts being with on a stream (as it was described to me)

    I had a loan of a book (with CD) whose name I forget (calm soothing American guy)

    The issue for me is that I've only just started accepting anxiety as an emotion as opposed to this villain I must rid myself of and fight with tablets
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    It will take time. The good thing about mindfulness is there is no need to relax.
    Also remember relaxing is a negetive, not a positive action. Not as in good or bad, but relaxing involves stopping the things that make you uptight such as hunching shoulders, eating food very fast, pacing around, brooding on thoughts etc. If you stop them, you are relaxing, plus going back to a normal way of life, even if it seems forced, such as enjoying your meals, going out, smiling and laughing too many people try to relax and ask why the anxiety isn't going. It's the effort they put into making it go that is the problem.
    The American dude may be John Kabat Zinn?
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    They are really good points and sum me up pretty well! I do relaxation as an activity and brood terribly!

    Yes, that is the guy. Such a soothing voice.
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    Oooh... looks and sounds interesting! I'm going to check it out. Thanks!

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    Zombie thread bump, but does anyone know if this is still a thing? Had a look on my local IAPT site, but no info. Just wondered, before I start making phone calls, although I am not sure who to, whether the scheme is still running.

    FWIW it's in the Peterborough area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMA View Post
    Zombie thread bump, but does anyone know if this is still a thing? Had a look on my local IAPT site, but no info. Just wondered, before I start making phone calls, although I am not sure who to, whether the scheme is still running.

    FWIW it's in the Peterborough area.
    I've had anxiety disorders for 8 years and I've never heard of it. My therapist got me started and she never mentioned it and she was offering 3rd party services so would have known. The local mental health charity always gave infirmary on local & national intuitives and they never mentioned this when I was attending their weekly walk in sessions for a year straddling 2012-2013.

    So, I don't think it ever took off.

    I've noticed a few members on here being referred by their GP's but its quite recent so perhaps things are taking off again.

    A proper course should be the 8 week MBCT format but even the lesser 5 week styles will be highly beneficial to you.
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    Not sure why, but I have an urge to purchase a French car....

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    If you go in to Utube and type in Mindfulness you can play any links that will take you through the process......

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    Re: Mindfulness FREE on the NHS!!!!!

    I suppose the question I should ask, is did it help you, Sarah?

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    Re: Mindfulness FREE on the NHS!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by JMA View Post
    Not sure why, but I have an urge to purchase a French car....
    Ahhhhh, I hate this predictive text!!!

    ---------- Post added at 22:45 ---------- Previous post was at 22:43 ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by SarahH View Post
    If you go in to Utube and type in Mindfulness you can play any links that will take you through the process......

    sarah
    Just to add onto to Sarah's advice, there is a thread that was posted on here which was free as it was a donation based to charity.

    EDIT: Here is one but there was another one asking for donations after completing it http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=137842
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